Tag: Locast

  • Locast Will Pay $32M to Broadcasters in Copyright Lawsuit

    Locast Will Pay $32M to Broadcasters in Copyright Lawsuit

    It’s official. Nearly two months after Locast suspended service and just over a month since a judge barred the streamer from continuing operations, Locast has officially been shut down permanently.  The case started when broadcasters took legal action against Locast in July 2019, over a year after the local channel streaming service launched. ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC sued to […]

  • Weekend Wrap-Up: Locast’s Latest Legal Blow, Apple TV Getting tvOS 15 Update, and More

    Weekend Wrap-Up: Locast’s Latest Legal Blow, Apple TV Getting tvOS 15 Update, and More

    This week, we learned when eligible Apple TV users should start seeing the newest software update, tvOS 15. Elsewhere, ViacomCBS shared that it’s planning to offer a bundle that includes Showtime and Paramount+. Meanwhile, Locast suffered another legal blow this week, and Disney has decided to premiere the rest of its 2021 films in movie […]

  • Judge Permanently Bars Locast From Continuing Its Operations

    Judge Permanently Bars Locast From Continuing Its Operations

    In another major blow for Locast and its efforts to stream local channels over the internet, a judge has permanently barred the streamer from continuing operations. The service has taken a number of hits in recent weeks following Judge Louis L. Stanton’s decision to rule against Locast’s request for a summary judgment in its ongoing […]

  • Weekend Wrap-Up: Locast Suspends Operations, Seinfeld Lands On Netflix, and More

    Weekend Wrap-Up: Locast Suspends Operations, Seinfeld Lands On Netflix, and More

    It was a roller coaster of a week for streaming service Locast. Meanwhile, we learned when Seinfeld would arrive on Netflix, and Disney launched Star+ in several Latin America markets. Elsewhere, HBO Max made an appearance on Vizio’s SmartCast smart TV platform, and we’re prepping for a whole lot of football. Here’s what happened in […]

  • Antennas Direct is Giving Away Free Antennas to Former Locast Users

    Antennas Direct is Giving Away Free Antennas to Former Locast Users

    While many Locast users are now losing access to their live, local channels, Antennas Direct is helping to soften the blow of the streaming service shutting down. The company is giving away 1,000 antennas and offering a discount code for those who want to purchase an antenna from their site. The first 1,000 people who […]

  • Locast Suspends Service as Legal Battle with Broadcasters Continues

    Locast Suspends Service as Legal Battle with Broadcasters Continues

    In a message for users this morning, Locast announced that it is suspending operations, effective immediately. The message says “As a non-profit, Locast was designed from the very beginning to operate in accordance with the strict letter of the law, but in response to the court’s recent rulings, with which we respectfully disagree, we are […]

  • Locast Will No Longer Interrupt Programming for Donation Requests

    Locast Will No Longer Interrupt Programming for Donation Requests

    After a ruling against Locast in the case with broadcasters, Locast has suspended its frequent interruptions asking users to set up a monthly donation. Before today, Locast users were asked for a $5.50 monthly donation. Until the monthly donation was set up, programming would be interrupted every 15 minutes for a donation request. Locast informed […]

  • Locast Takes a Hit in Lawsuit from Broadcasters

    Locast Takes a Hit in Lawsuit from Broadcasters

    Updated with a statement from Locast’s legal team. ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC scored a win against Locast in a court decision today. A New York judge has denied Locast’s request for summary judgment. Broadcasters took legal action against Locast in July 2019, over a year after the local channel streaming service launched. ABC, CBS, […]

  • Locast is Now Available on Vizio SmartCast TVs

    Locast is Now Available on Vizio SmartCast TVs

    Locast has announced that it is now available for Vizio SmartCast TV users. With Locast, viewers can stream local channels, allowing access to live, local coverage of news, weather, sports, and more. While the local channel streaming service is free, users will get frequent disruptive notifications asking for a $5 monthly donation for the service. […]

  • Locast Brings Free, Live Local Channels to Milwaukee

    Locast Brings Free, Live Local Channels to Milwaukee

    Locast expanded to its 36th market today, with its launch in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, TV market, which includes cities from Sheboygan to Kenosha.  The channels available in Milwaukee include WTMJ NBC 4, WISN ABC 12, WDJT CBS 58, WITI FOX 6, PBS, PBS Kids, as well as Telemundo, Antenna, CourtTV, Movies, Azteca, Defy, Mystery, Grit, MeTV, […]